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Re: LbNA is down?
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Reply to: #974765 by Early Risers
Apr 30, 2019 11:38am
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But it's good to know that the problem wasn't really a problem.

It *is* a problem... Just suggested a possible work around until it gets fixed.

-- Ryan
Re: LbNA is down?
Board: Letterboxing.org Chatter
Reply to: #974772 by Green Tortuga
May 1, 2019 7:33am
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I think its back up. Having trouble signing in but can see clues again.
LBNA down
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May 11, 2019 4:47pm
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Looks like it is down AGAIN.
Re: LBNA down
Board: Letterboxing.org Chatter
Reply to: #975154 by Sagacorn
May 11, 2019 11:19pm
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In other news, water is wet.

I kid, I kid! ๐Ÿ˜„
Re: LBNA down
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Reply to: #975154 by Sagacorn
May 12, 2019 10:17am
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Looks like it is down AGAIN.

Since it seems that LBNA is down quite a lot it would be nice if those that list on both sites would put the clues on both sites and not just a link from AQ to the LBNA site. Just a thought.
Re: LBNA down
Board: Letterboxing.org Chatter
Reply to: #975165 by Elle
May 12, 2019 12:14pm
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Since it seems that LBNA is down quite a lot it would be nice if those that list on both sites would put the clues on both sites and not just a link from AQ to the LBNA site. Just a thought.

Nah, you can click the "view cache" button on AQ if LbNA is down and you'll see the clues fine. The problem with maintaining two separate sets of clues is that if you need to make a change, then you must remember to make the exact same change on two different websites. Besides, if a box is listed on LbNA and AQ, it's helpful if people log their finds on both websites. There are newer boxers who don't know AQ exists and only look at LbNA listings. Some of those listings are for boxes that appear to not have been found in many years, because finders logged their finds only on AQ. As a result, fewer people may wind up looking for that box thinking it's too old and is missing.
Re: LBNA down
Board: Letterboxing.org Chatter
Reply to: #975154 by Sagacorn
May 12, 2019 3:48pm
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It's up again....at least for the moment. Who knows how long that will last.

On a side note, I have found that the only way I can stay logged in is if I use Chrome. If I use Safari I get logged out if I do *anything* .....search, view clues.....anything. I have to use Chrome.
Re: LBNA down
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Reply to: #975167 by Trailhead Tessie
May 12, 2019 4:37pm
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The problem with maintaining two separate sets of clues is that if you need to make a change, then you must remember to make the exact same change on two different websites.

Not necessarily true. If you list on LB and make the AQ listing dependent on LB then you need only change LB. Of course I don't know how this would be affected with LB being down so much.
Re: LBNA down
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Reply to: #975175 by Sagacorn
May 12, 2019 6:00pm
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Not necessarily true. If you list on LB and make the AQ listing dependent on LB then you need only change LB.

The original complaint was for people to not do that, because when LbNA was down then supposedly you couldn't see those clues when clicking from an AQ listing. They wanted planters to make two complete listings, one on AQ and another on LbNA, not dependent on each other. Personally, I now prefer to put my clues on AQ and have the LbNA listing link to the AQ page. And very often I don't even list on LbNA for the sole reason that I cannot place any restrictions on the box.
Re: LBNA down
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Reply to: #975178 by Trailhead Tessie
May 13, 2019 7:05am
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I rarely list a box on lbna anymore, but I still use it for clues and record finds listed there, itโ€™s just the maintaining clues on two sites including location and active status.
Did it make 24 hours?
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Reply to: #975178 by Trailhead Tessie
May 14, 2019 5:48am
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LBNA is down yet again, did it make 24 hours of being up and running?
Re: Did it make 24 hours?
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Reply to: #975212 by Sagacorn
May 14, 2019 7:53am
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LBNA is down yet again, did it make 24 hours of being up and running?

I would be much more tolerant of these ongoing issues if there was some kind of communication with people, let people know what's going on and why. There's none on facebook either. It's frustrating to have it happen all the time and no one will let people know anything.
Re: Did it make 24 hours?
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Reply to: #975212 by Sagacorn
May 14, 2019 7:56am
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Tues, 14th 10:55 AM
LbNA is working (at least for me)
Re: Did it make 24 hours?
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Reply to: #975216 by Grrly Girl
May 14, 2019 8:03am
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It just came back up for me also. But the ongoing question is how long it will last. It's some kind of techy/server/yadda, yadda, yadda recurring issue. I googled it and it's something about the server misinterpreting how many people are logged in. Or something along those lines. ::::shrug::::
Re: Did it make 24 hours?
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Reply to: #975215 by MissMoon
May 14, 2019 8:15am
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I would be much more tolerant of these ongoing issues if there was some kind of communication with people, let people know what's going on and why. There's none on facebook either. It's frustrating to have it happen all the time and no one will let people know anything.

It's definitely frustrating, but I don't think Choi gets much in the way of funding for the work he does. I'd be happy to donate again if I thought it would help.
Re: Did it make 24 hours?
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Reply to: #975218 by Rocklun
May 14, 2019 8:32am
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It's the lack of communication with people that I have an issue with.

Funding has nothing to do with posting here or on the LBNA facebook page and letting people know what the problem is and the reason for it being ongoing. I'm sure people would be more understanding if he would communicate.
Re: Did it make 24 hours?
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Reply to: #975219 by MissMoon
May 14, 2019 10:20am
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I walked away from lbna a long time ago and never looked back.

Warrior Woman
lifetime AQ premium member
Looking for a way to "mirror" on LbNA from AQ
Board: Letterboxing.org Chatter
May 14, 2019 12:17pm
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Not sure how to let my clues show up on LbNA when I do all my work in AQ - anyone?
Re: Looking for a way to "mirror" on LbNA from AQ
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Reply to: #975224 by Twilight2000
May 14, 2019 12:32pm
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I sign into LBNA, go to Add a letterbox, and cut and paste from my AQ listing.
Re: Looking for a way to "mirror" on LbNA from AQ
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Reply to: #975224 by Twilight2000
May 14, 2019 12:44pm
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I often add a new letterbox on LbNA, put in all the traditional information and then simply paste the link to the AQ clue. Then, any changes made to the clues on AQ are automatically made on the LbNA listing - no need for maintaining twice as many listings. However, this still gives people who are new to the hobby or those who chiefly use LbNA access to our boxes. By hosting the clue on AQ, they are able to be accessed more readily, given recent outages. It's important to note that if you choose to use restrictions on your AQ boxes this method will not work as well.
Re: Did it make 24 hours?
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Reply to: #975221 by Warrior Woman
May 14, 2019 12:49pm
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I've found some excellent LbNA-only boxes, as I know you have, WW! There's still plenty to offer over there in terms of older clues and clues by newer boxers as well. For many letterboxers, the first introduction they have to the hobby is through LbNA.
Re: LBNA down
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Reply to: #975175 by Sagacorn
May 14, 2019 12:51pm
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If you are concerned about downtime, why not list the letterbox on AQ and then paste the link to the clues in a listing on LbNA? Then only one listing need be maintained.
Re: LBNA down
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Reply to: #975228 by Nairon
May 14, 2019 12:52pm
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I'm doing that very thing right now.
Re: Looking for a way to "mirror" on LbNA from AQ
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Reply to: #975226 by Nairon
May 14, 2019 1:11pm
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so I don't use restrictions, so that won't be a problem. But I've got a bunch of clues in AQ that I'd like to marry over to LbNA so that when I update a clue in AQ it updates in LbNA as well. Is that possible?
Re: Looking for a way to "mirror" on LbNA from AQ
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Reply to: #975231 by Twilight2000
May 14, 2019 1:16pm
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LbNA has a feature when adding a new box that allows you to import a link to another site where the clues are hosted. I just paste the link to the AQ clue in here. If you haven't yet created LbNA listings for your boxes, this is the way to go. If you already have, you can edit the box, erase the text clue and add in the link to the AQ so that you will not have to maintain two clues for each box.
Re: LBNA down
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Reply to: #975228 by Nairon
May 14, 2019 5:32pm
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If one wants to look for old LBNA boxes in a certain state and county, one has to be able to actually *get* onto the site and search. Having it go down all the time doesn't help that.

There are old boxes that have never been on AQ, listed by people that are no longer boxing.

It's not just about listing boxes.
Re: LBNA down
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Reply to: #975236 by MissMoon
May 14, 2019 5:44pm
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If one wants to look for old LBNA boxes in a certain state and county, one has to be able to actually *get* onto the site and search. Having it go down all the time doesn't help that.
There are old boxes that have never been on AQ, listed by people that are no longer boxing.

This is true - I do believe that there is much inherent history and value in LbNA, especially given my personal penchant for looking for older boxes on longer hikes, as I know you like to do. Some of the best boxes I've found have been LbNA-only boxes. Also, many new to letterboxing have their first experiences on LbNA. Might the downtime discourage letterboxers new and old? Sure. I'm just at a loss as to what I'm supposed to do about it.

It's not just about listing boxes.

Definitely true, but that was the issue that Sagacorn addressed in the message I replied to. Certainly it's also about maintaining access to clues and encouraging people to take part in and actually participating in letterboxing.
Re: LBNA down
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Reply to: #975236 by MissMoon
May 14, 2019 6:22pm
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If one wants to look for old LBNA boxes in a certain state and county, one has to be able to actually *get* onto the site and search. Having it go down all the time doesn't help that.

While LbNA does go down occasionally, it's not all the time, and most of the time it's working. Seems like it's episodic. Like for a week it will be down quite a bit, then it will be fine for a few months, then it will act up again. Or maybe that's just me.
Re: LBNA down
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Reply to: #975154 by Sagacorn
May 19, 2019 7:28am
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Here we go again. Won't load in Chrome or Safari.

"waiting for letterboxing.org........"
Re: LBNA down
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Reply to: #975306 by MissMoon
May 19, 2019 5:03pm
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Up again. It's like a yo-yo.